Julia Sutherland
A Funny Kind Of...

A Funny Kind Of...

  • Radio chat show / stand-up
  • BBC Radio Scotland
  • 2014 - 2017
  • 13 episodes (5 series)

Julia Sutherland introduces and talks to stand-up comedians who look for laughs in some of life's darker places.

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A Funny Kind Of World, Episode 3

Julia Sutherland introduces an international range of comedians including Sameena Zehra, with honest and challenging stand-up and chat covering race, religion and culture.

Further details

In this episode comedian, poet and storyteller Sameena Zehra tells of extremism from within her own family. An atheist born to Muslim parents, Sameena finds herself defending a woman's rights to wear a burka from her furious mother who insists it's subjugation. Sameena also shares her hilarious stories of growing up in India after being used to the comforts of South London.

Joining her on stage is Dana Alexander, a Canadian who is so far past the race debate she happily turned up to a far-right political group BBQ without realising the animosity towards her.

Languishing in the post-Brexit atmosphere is Marcel Lucont, a French comedian relishing the chance to pass judgement on the UK with a fondness for the 'auld alliance'.

In one of the most daring adventures of the series, Irish-American comedian Des Bishop moved to China to learn Mandarin, to be able to perform stand-up there. Stories of working in a (Chinese) restaurant and experiencing racism from an unexpected group of people kick off this show with a bang.

Broadcast details

Friday 3rd February 2017
BBC Radio Scotland
30 minutes


Show past repeats

Date Time Channel
Saturday 4th February 2017 11:30am Radio Scot
Friday 13th October 2017 1:30pm Radio Scot
Saturday 14th October 2017 11:30am Radio Scot
Saturday 27th January 2018 11:30am Radio Scot

Cast & crew

Julia Sutherland Host / Presenter
Guest cast
Sameena Zehra Guest
Dana Alexander Guest
Alexis Dubus (as Marcel Lucont) Guest
Des Bishop Guest

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